There's a new Police Chief in town.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today that he had chosen Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore as the department's new chief, replacing Chief Charlie Beck who is retiring at the end of the month on June 27.
Beck announced he was leaving the department on June 27th, a year-and-a-half before his second five-year term would expire. He has led the department since his appointment by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in 2009.
The L.A. City Council must now sign off on Garcetti's selection of Moore, who has been with the department since 1981.
Moore was one of three finalists that included veteran Deputy Chief Robert Arcos, who runs the department's Central Bureau, and Chief William 'Bill' Scott, the current San Francisco Police Chief.